I finished my mixed fabric dress just in time for the party. It’s the Burda pattern, but i added a narrow belt and one of them flat fake bows to give it a sixties look.
For some time now I’ve wanted to sew in linen, but the pieces I’ve got in my stash aren’t really large enough to make something from. I decided to use the purple/blue that I once made a dress from, and combine it with a white tablecloth that I bought in a second hand store some time ago. It has coffee stains that don’t go away when I wash it, but I like how it’s woven in a checkered pattern.
I’ll use dress 108 from Burda 2/2001, the first Burda I ever bought, and this dress is a favorite I’ve made several times. The Burda magazine brings back memories of my my mom buying it when I was a child.
Since the magazine is 14 years old, it’s probably very outdated, but I don’t worry much about what’s in, I make my own style.
Well not really, just her dress. She wanted a light hippie dress, and showed me some photos of a dress she’d seen online. This one as opposed to the photo is all silk, which has been a dream to work with, It’s a silk duchesse with a silk chiffon on top and with lace sleeves.The chiffon dress is wider than the duchesse one underneath to give flow and width without being bulky.
I’m really happy with it and the bride seemed to be too.
Slowly progressing with the wedding dress, the silk dress is done and time to start with the chiffon cover. The time I spend actually sewing is nothing compared to what I spend thinking, but working without a ready pattern is always more fun.
Experimenting wiith my iron and the silk for the wedding dress. As some of you know, water will stain silk, but it appears on this fabric the very ironing leaves marks. And I will have to press seams.
I’ve had the tip to carefully wash the fabric, I might do that with the bodice, but I dread washing the skirt.
I’ve been asked to do a wedding dress. Now everybody I know who does any sewing, literally everybody, have warned me about aout wedding dresses, but hey, what could possibly go wrong, right?
There’s no pattern, just at photo of what she wants, so first there was the construction of the pattern.I made the muslin from and old duvet cover. It was thin enough to resemble the chiffon that will be on the outside My son, coming in, stood silent for a moment and then carefully asked, “She’s getting married in that?” The bride-to be, however, understood that it’s a dummy and didn’t faint.
The trying on of the muslin went really well (so far so good) but I actually hesitated before cutting the beautiful silk, simply because it’s so pretty. And expensive. But everything went fine.